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Vice President, TD and CMC Strategy Lead

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
May 24, 2024

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Marketing, Science/R&D, CMC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

This pivotal role is divided into two primary functions within the organization:

  • Technical Development Initiatives Leader: Directs the governance of Technical Development (TD) initiatives, focusing on strategy development and coordination across project teams. This role ensures that each initiative aligns with the departments priorities and delivers a clear value proposition, overseeing the lifecycle of initiatives from inception and sponsorship to potential adjustments and completion.

  • Strategic CMC Implementation Leader: Manages the strategic incorporation of new platform technologies into the Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control (CMC) organization. This role involves broad operational and portfolio-level coordination, facilitating the integration of these technologies across multiple products or clinical programs.

Heres What Youll Do:

Strategic Leadership and Initiative Governance:

  • Develop and refine strategies for TD initiatives, ensuring alignment with broader departmental objectives and demonstrating a clear value proposition.

  • Lead the governance process, maintaining oversight over the lifecycle of initiatives, including their formation, strategic adjustments based on ongoing insights, and decisions on their continuation or completion.

Project Leadership:

  • Serve as the primary liaison between TD project teams, CMC business units, and Moderna Portfolio Program Teams, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.

  • Manage resources and timelines across projects, aiming for efficiency and adherence to deadlines.

  • Provide matrix leadership of project teams to enable the effective implementation of new platform technologies.

CMC Implementation Oversight:

  • Oversee the strategic integration of new platform technologies within the CMC framework, addressing both operational and product-level challenges.

  • Ensure that all CMC projects comply with established best practices and meet regulatory, quality, and business requirements.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Work closely with teams across regulatory affairs, quality assurance, manufacturing, and research and development to support project success.

  • Provide strategic insights and expert advice to facilitate decision-making at the executive level.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Lead initiatives to identify and implement improvements in project management and technology integration.

  • Stay informed about industry trends and advancements to ensure the department remains competitive in biotechnology innovation.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

Industry Experience:

  • At least 10-15 years of progressive experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, with significant exposure to process development, technology transfer, and manufacturing science.

CMC Project Leadership:

  • Proven track record in leading CMC integration projects, including regulatory submissions or operational implementation of novel technology into a cGMP environment, demonstrating a strong grasp of regulatory and operational complexities.

Technical Expertise and Agility:

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to new technical fields, learn foundational principles, and apply strategic thinking to innovate and solve problems.

Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Demonstrated capability in strategic planning and project management, with a proven record of delivering projects on time and within budget.

Curiosity and Continuous Learning:

  • A strong innate curiosity and a proven track record of continuous learning and development, with a commitment to staying at the forefront of industry advancements.

Leadership and Communication:

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to inspire and engage teams, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

Adaptability and Innovation:

  • Exceptional adaptability and innovative thinking, with a robust capability to apply new insights and approaches effectively.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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